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Re: That's all right

Postby Mister Moon » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:33 pm

colonel snow wrote:
Mister Moon wrote:There's also a myth going around (perpetuated by Wikipedia, for example) that the 1949 red vinyl reissue carried the "That's All Right, Mama" wording on the label, which is totally false, as can be seen in the image I posted in the thread linked above.

In fact, all of the early versions of the song, from the Crudup original, through Elvis, Marty Robbins, etc. used the same wording - "That's All Right" - no "Mama", no "Alright", etc.

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Indeed (see scan).


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The December 1954 version by Marty Robbins includes that "I oughta mind my papa" verse that's absent from the Crudup and Elvis recordings :



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOa4j7m-W2U
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Re: That's all right

Postby Suspicious Minds » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:17 pm

Excerpts from Tony Plews’ essay ‘The Crudup Connection: 5th July 1954 revisted’

According to Tony Plews, Elvis didn’t just perform a cover of Crudup’s ‘That’s All Right’, but turned it into a medley of different Crudup hits. Here’s Tony’s detailed analysis:

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Read the full essay here:
https://www.georgesmithpublications.com/5th-july-1954
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Re: That's all right

Postby Colin B » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:03 pm

Suspicious Minds wrote:Excerpts from Tony Plews’ essay ‘The Crudup Connection: 5th July 1954 revisted’

According to Tony Plews, Elvis didn’t just perform a cover of Crudup’s ‘That’s All Right’, but turned it into a medley of different Crudup hits...



Arthur Crudup's songs were all pretty similar.

In the absence of any sheet music, I reckon Elvis was singing what he recollected & simply mixed up some lyrics from different ones.

Rather than any sort of 'tribute' to the writer...
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Re: That's all right

Postby Suspicious Minds » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:47 pm

Colin B wrote:
Suspicious Minds wrote:Excerpts from Tony Plews’ essay ‘The Crudup Connection: 5th July 1954 revisted’

According to Tony Plews, Elvis didn’t just perform a cover of Crudup’s ‘That’s All Right’, but turned it into a medley of different Crudup hits...



Arthur Crudup's songs were all pretty similar.

In the absence of any sheet music, I reckon Elvis was singing what he recollected & simply mixed up some lyrics from different ones.

Rather than any sort of 'tribute' to the writer...


That’s how I see it too. Though Elvis must have known Crudup’s repertoire pretty well.
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